[Bitcoin-development] UUID to identify chains (payment protocol and elsewhere)

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at exmulti.com
Wed May 22 14:55:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Luke-Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> In some cases, multiple currencies can use the same blockchain (not just the
> singular genesis block). This use case *is* something we want to encourage -
> no reason for people to make an entirely new blockchain if their altcoin fits
> within the scope of Bitcoin or another existing altchain.

OK, let me qualify.  Layers on top are one thing, but we really do not
want to support cases like the fork that leaves the genesis block
intact, and leaves the subsidy at 50.0 BTC forever.

Jeff Garzik
exMULTI, Inc.
jgarzik at exmulti.com

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